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- Subject: Re: single quotes vs. double quotes
- From: Rob Kendrick <lua-l@...>
- Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2009 14:22:38 +0100
On Mon, 12 Oct 2009 08:17:45 -0500
Fernando P. García <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> In most languages (not only scripting) the use of single quotes is
> faster than double quotes, does it is applicable in Lua? perhaps for
> the other ways define strings?
In some languages, string interpolation happens with one style of
quotes, but not the others. Lua does no form of string interpolation
on literals; all three types of string delimiters are compiled to
identical byte code; there is no performance penalty for favouring one
over the other.